Upgrading programs

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Mon Jun 11 01:02:31 BST 2007


fransex gmail wrote:

> Before you start the 'make, make install dance' (which I wouldn't
> recommend unless you _really need_ the newest version), you can do "apt
> pinning", given that there are more recent versions available (current
> feisty and future gutsy):

I really, really, wouldn't advise someone who is clearly new to Debian-based
distros to try that.  I consider myself an expert by now, and I've had
major headaches with pinning.  It _rarely_ works as you might predict. 
The "make; make install" dance is actually much safer.
-- 
derek




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